“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
In the middle of this Hall of Fame of faith, the writer comes forth with this aggressive declaration about the absolute necessity of faith if one is to have a meaningful relationship with God. He actually is trying to convince these new Jewish converts to Christianity that they should stay with Jesus and not revert to the Law of Moses.
But the message that comes through to us is just as powerful as it was to those converts. And that is that we must make Christianity a priority in our lives—it can’t be in second place. To please God, we must seek Him diligently, meaning we must be aggressive in our quest to be what God wants us to be.
If we try to live life without seeking God diligently, we try in vain to create a life that has any real or lasting meaning; however, being diligent in our quest gives us hope—hope for a good wholesome life now and for an even better one in the age to come.